Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we provide wetsuits and no they are not mandatory. We will pack them for you if you decide you don’t want one, in the case you change your mind.
No, we can never guarantee a wild animal but in the event that they don’t show up, we will offer another trip to try again.
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, slip G-2 in Kona, HI. You can also find us on Google.
We leave early to ensure our spot for the night, there is tough competition for moorings at the manta bay and we want to give you the best chance at getting a good manta ray viewing. If you enjoy being on boats and spending time on the ocean we provide a longer experience.
Check-in with the crew and do wetsuit sizing and sign the waiver (times will vary throughout the year).
Once departed a 30 minute boat ride to the manta bay.
Once we are moored, we do daytime snorkeling before the sunsets for 30-60 minutes. This gives everyone a chance to see the beautiful rocky reef and reef fish at the location and become familiar with the location before it gets dark.
30 minutes before sunset we have a safety and manta briefing. After the briefing we had out wetsuits and remaining gear.
At sunset we get back into the water with the mantas for roughly 60 minutes.
After the manta viewing we leave and another 30 minute boat ride back to the harbor.
No, we do not provide dinner. We provide water, fresh fruit and home baked cookies. You can bring additional snacks if needed but NO ALCOHOL.
The minimum age to join for the tour is 7 years old, both on the boat as an observer and as a snorkeler.